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Durango School District receives 26 applicants in superintendent search

Twenty-six candidates have applied to be Durango School District 9-R’s next superintendent, and the board of education plans to whittle the pool down to seven to 10 people in the first cut in its...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teachers, staff to receive COVID-19 vaccine en masse

Two COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held for Durango School District 9-R teachers and staff members on Saturday – one at Durango High School and one at Escalante Middle School. The clinic at...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools, city hear from those too young to vote

Amiah Hanson is only a 16-year-old sophomore at Durango High School, but she might be playing as big a role as anyone not sitting on Durango’s Board of Education in finding the district’s next...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vaccinations for educators in La Plata County could come next week

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic for educators within Durango School District 9-R could come as soon as next week, and eligibility for inoculations will extend to teachers and staff members from...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Life springs back at Fort Lewis College

Dee Redsteer is a self-proclaimed “Zoom hater.” For her, Monday was a long time coming – the first day of in-person classes at Fort Lewis College since mid-November, when spiking COVID-19...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School floats new ideas for how to meet BEST grant

Animas High School presented more options to pair a second building with a proposed high school on the campus of Fort Lewis College, including either housing Big Picture High, the 9-R therapeutic...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

At Durango School District 9-R, in-person learning returns

Replete with a face mask and goggles, the new teacher uniform in the COVID-19 era, Rachel Tabor welcomed back her 18 kindergarten students this week, after they had spent eight weeks at home after...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R board OKs parameters for bonds

The parameters for issuance of $90 million in bonds to improve school safety, to take care of a backlog of maintenance needs and to finance two new major buildings were set Tuesday by the Durango...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school district likely will need to open pocketbook for new superintendent

Durango School District 9-R will likely have to up the ante when it hires a new superintendent, district board members were told Tuesday night in an update on the search to replace Dan Snowberger....

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School, Fort Lewis College agree to land lease for new school

Animas High School has moved a step closer to building a new school on the campus of Fort Lewis College – agreeing to a ground lease for 3.2 acres of land just south of the Bader-Snyder resident...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

State board shoots down idea for local match to finance new Animas High School

A proposal to meet the required $4.4 million BEST grant local match to build a new school for Animas High School on the Fort Lewis College campus has been shot down by a state board. But AHS Head...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

In-person learning accelerated for Durango 9-R schools

Students will be back in school sooner and for more time each week under modifications of Durango School District 9-R’s plan to return to in-person learning made Thursday. The more aggressive...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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